Math Nation has a feature called On-Ramp to Algebra 1 Some teachers have asked what they could do for students leaving Grade 7 Math Advanced or Grade 8 Pre-Algebra to ensure their students are ready for Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors. This tool would be a perfect summer assignment! Please share the information with your students and parents as a resource to prevent the summer slide!

__Math Websites__

** ****The topics listed are topics that students should currently have “mastered.” Most students still struggle with fractions as they enter middle school. If a student has difficulty adding and subtracting fractions normally, positive and negative fractions combined with algebraic equations can be truly daunting. It is a sincere hope that students take advantage of this list of resources as they have been used by numerous students in the past and have helped! Some sites are pretty basic, while others will build in difficulty and challenge the students. In addition, a few of the sites have step-by-step instructions for the topic at hand. (Many of these can also take you to a home page with even more topics!)**

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__Fractions__

www.quia.com/shared/math – type in “fractions” for the topic and leave other options blank

http://www.visualfractions.com/Games.htm

http://gamequarium.com/fractions.html – very basic

http://jamit.com.au/fraction-games.htm – more like an arcade game…

http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/math-fract.html

http://www.ixl.com – select grade level…topic… limited use per day (can purchase)

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__Decimal and Percent__

http://coolmath.com/prealgebra/02-decimals/index.html – operations with decimals

http://www.mcwdn.org/Decimals/DecimalsMain.html – place value/operations/percent – trial period

http://www.gamequarium.com/decimals.html – games and practice

http://www.mathisfun.com/ordering_decimals.html – lesson then game

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__Integers__

http://catchupmath.com/math-games/ – games – this one has absolute value as well

http://dositey.com/addsub/Mystery11.htm#s

http://amby.com/educate/math/integer.html – lesson with notes and activity

http://www.funbrain.com/linejump/index.html

http://www.mathwire.com/index.html – scroll down to find links

http://www.mathwire.com/archives/apr06.html#integer

__http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/Numberballs_absolute_value/numberballsAS2_abs.htm__

__Coordinate Graphing (all) – Linear Functions (Adv 7 ^{th}, 8^{th}, and Alg)__

http://www.mathplayground.com/locate_aliens.html – timed game, identify coordinates of aliens on graph

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/MazeGame/ – find a path around items between you and your target

http://www.watertown.k12.ma.us/wms/math/math_help/gradeeight/pythagoras/graphing.html – tough

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__Problem Solving__

www.tenmarks.com – site requires log in information (set up in Aug.)

www.brainpop.com log in: johnlong password: longhorns

__Various topics and help sites__

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/math.htm http://www.funbrain.com

www.math.com – lessons and links www.coolmath.com

www.aaamath.com www.mathplayground.com

http://www.quia.com – will have to create account

http://www.mathrealm.com/PDFiles/ – printable worksheets/puzzles (6^{th} grade through algebra)

http://bg017.k12.sd.us/LinksByTopic.htm

http://www.incaglendale.org/inca/listo.html – amazing # of worksheets – needed skills for incoming 6^{th}, 7^{th}, and 8^{th} graders!

__Textbook/homework help__

The textbook will be posted on CANVAS once school starts. The password assigned to your child for the school/district will be all you need (the book does not require a username/password).